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tu·mor·i·gen·ic

 (to͞o′mər-ə-jĕn′ĭk, tyo͞o′-)
adj.
Capable of causing tumors.

tu′mor·i·ge·nic′i·ty (-jə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

tumorigenic

(ˌtjuːmərɪˈdʒɛnɪk) or

tumorgenic

adj
causing or tending to cause tumours relating to the development of tumours

tu•mor•i•gen•ic

(ˌtu mər ɪˈdʒɛn ɪk, ˌtyu-)

adj.
(of cells or a substance) capable of producing tumors.
[1940–45]
tu`mor•i•ge•nic′i•ty (-dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti) n.
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Using the zinc deficient rat model, Fong et al (31) have shown that after a single, otherwise nontumourigenic dose of NMBA (32), sustained, increased cell proliferation in the zinc deficient oesophageal epithelium was associated with a highly tumourigenic response and accompanying genetic events.